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Historical Items

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Item 18171

Sebago Boat, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Sebago Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Sebago Media: Elm and cedar shakes

Item 46077

Medric, Colson Boat Shop, Lubec, ca. 1970

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1970 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 9349

Steam Yacht, Boothbay Harbor

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: circa 1917 Location: Boothbay Harbor Media: Photo negative

Online Exhibits

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Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.


Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.


A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Quarrying

Boats under sail (in the 1890s) or steam boats, soon thereafter, would come into Burnt Coat Harbor and collect brick sized cut stone.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII

Swan’s Island’s final steam boat, the North Haven, was commandeered for war service in 1941. Over sixty years of steam service, two captains and…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Kids at the quarry

… left in the granite to boilers that generated the steam power for the quarry tools. The kids even got to get their hands dirty as they excavated…